Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil-Coconut Oil Uses
Beauty Benefits of Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is considered a super food now a days. It has a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties. According the the website webmd.com – Coconut oil is a blend of fatty acids. Coconut oil contains an unusual blend of short and medium chain fatty acids, primarily lauric (44%) and myristic (16.8%) acids. It is this unusual composition that may offer some health benefits.Coconuts contain high concentrations of lauric acid which helps fight off a number of infections. Extra Virgin cold pressed coconut oil is known to be rich in natural lauric acid, vitamins and minerals found in mother’s milk which helps to boost the immune system.
I am a great fan of coconut oil and use it regularly in my day to day life. Let us see some Health and Beauty Benefits of Coconut Oil. Make sure the coconut oil you buy is extra virgin organic coconut oil with no additives or preservatives.
Coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer for all skin types, especially dry skin. It helps nourish dry parched skin. Apply it on your skin 20 minutes before bath and wash it off with green gram flour. Avoid using soap as it removes all the moisture from the skin.
Body Massage Oil -It is an excellent massage oil for the skin. Massage your skin with virgin coconut oil, remain for 20 minutes and then wash it off with homemade lentil scrub. It will leave your skin soft and supple.
Cold pressed virgin coconut oil can be used as a massage oil for babies also.
Mix coconut oil with oatmeal and use it as a gently facial scrub.
Adding coconut oil to your bath water helps to moisturize dry itchy skin.
Coconut oil helps to soothe rashes, sun burnt skin. It helps to reduce diaper rashes also.
Coconut oil is not only an excellent moisturizer but can be used as a shaving lotion also.
Fine lines under the eyes can be reduced by regular application of coconut oil.
Coconut oil does wonders to your lips. Apply a little coconut oil to heal dry cracked lips.
Coconut oil can be used as a make up remover. It can also be used as an eye make up remover.
Regular application of virgin coconut oil prevents premature aging and keeps wrinkles at bay.
Coconut oil is an excellent natural conditioner for dry hair and also protects hair damage. Apply it on your scalp, leave it for 30 minutes and wash it off with a shampoo or homemade hair wash powder.
Applying a few drops of coconut oil helps to tame frizzy hair.
Massaging a small amount of coconut oil on your cuticles helps strengthen it. Massage your finger nails and toe nails to improve blood circulation and to keep it healthy.
Massaging coconut oil helps to prevent cracked heels. It helps keep your legs soft.
You can use it to do oil pulling every morning for 10 minute, (swishing oil around in your mouth first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything, then spit the oil and brush your teeth). It help to keep your skin clear and promotes oral hygiene.
Massaging your scalp regularly with coconut oil helps to prevent dandruff.
Coconut oil can be added to your diet
Coconut oil is suitable for cooking at high heat. If you are going to prepare dishes that need high temperature for cooking, you can consider using coconut oil.
Pure extra virgin organic cold pressed coconut oil can be added to salad dressings, porridge, smoothies, green teas etc. I love to add a tbsp of coconut oil to my breakfast porridge as it helps keep my skin soft and supple. You can try many delicious desserts with coconut oil. You can use it in place of butter or other cooking oils and for baking and frying.
These are some of the many beauty and health benefits of coconut oil. Virgin cold pressed coconut oil is available online and in most of the health stores.